Oklahoma County Commissioners Make Offer to Airport Trust to Acquire Land for New County Jail

Oklahoma County – Oklahoma County Commissioners have made an offer to purchase approximately 51.41 acres of land near Will Rogers World Airport.  The property was submitted by the Airport Trust Authority in response to the county’s request for possible locations for the new Oklahoma County Jail.

 

Commissioners offered the Airport Trust $2.5 million for the property.  The offer also includes a reversionary clause and requests the City of Oklahoma City to rezone the property for jail and associated criminal justice uses.

 

Commissioner Blumert said she was thankful for the Airport Trust’s submittal of the property and is hopeful the transaction can be concluded quickly.

 

Blumert noted the quick acquisition is critical to the county’s efforts to build a state-of-the-art mental and behavioral health facility to serve the jail using federal ARPA funds.

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